A smooth TB from Ethiopia phylogenetically close to the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex

The Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) includes several human- and animal-adapted pathogens. It is thought to have originated in East Africa from a recombinogenic Mycobacterium canettii-like ancestral pool. Here, we describe the discovery of a clinical tuberculosis strain isolated in Ethiopia that shares archetypal phenotypic and genomic features of M. canettii […]

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Annual Tuberculosis and Leprosy Bulletin 2023

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Comparison of Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra Results of Stool and Sputum in Children with Presumptive Tuberculosis in Southern Ethiopia

Authors: Yohannes Babo, Bihil Seremolo, Mamush Bogale, Ahmed Oumer, Yasin Wabe, Haba Churako, Alemu Bilat, Tamiru Degaga, Petra de Haas, Edine Tiemersma, Degu Jerene Abstract The introduction of stool as a readily obtainable sample and the recently developed simple-one-step (SOS) stool processing method offer an opportunity for TB diagnosis in […]

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